Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1 with model number P7510 is among the few Android tablets that recently received good treatment from CyanogenMod team of developers. The CyanogenMod 10.1 Android 4.2.1 Jelly Bean ROM has been made available for download a few days ago for people who want to take the risk of flashing unofficial ROMs and mods into their device to take advantage of features that stock ROMs never offer, or at least, be one of the few to enjoy the goodness of v4.2.1 version of Android. Here is our step-by-step guide on how to install CM 10.1 Android 4.2.1 JellyBean ROM into your Galaxy Tab 10.1 P7510.
- To be safe, there should be, at least 80 percent of battery left in your device but it is advisable to fully-charge it before flashing this ROM. Probability is your device will be bricked if it powers out during the installation.
- Your device’s bootloader should have been unlocked. Also make sure your device is rooted. Here is our guide on how to root your Android device.
- Clockworkmod Recovery should be installed in your device as you will be using it to flash this custom ROM. Here’s how you install CWM Recovery.
- Make sure you have made a backup of all your data in your device’s internal memory. Backing up data is easier than you think, here’s our guide.
- Enable USB Debugging in your device.
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Files to Download
- CyanogenMod 10.1 Android 4.2.1 Jelly Bean ROM [LINK HERE]
- Google Apps for this build [LINK HERE]
Step 1: Download all packages specified above and save both in your computer. Don’t extract them, just save them in a directory you can easily remember and access.
Step 2: Connect your Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1 P7510 to your computer using the USB data cable.
Step 3: Copy both packages into your device’s internal memory but make sure you save them in the root directory and NOT in any folder. This is to make them detectable by ClockworkMod Recovery.
Step 4: After copying those files, you may now disconnect your device from your computer and turn it off.
Step 5: Boot your Galaxy Tab 10.1 into recovery mode. You can do so by pressing and holding both Volume Up and Power buttons simultaneously. Continue doing this until you see Tab 10.1 logo on screen then release the Power button but keep holding the Volume Up button.
Step 6: Once inside the recovery mode, it is imperative you make a Nandroid backup of your current ROM so you can always revert to it if things don’t work as expected or if you don’t like the custom ROM. Choose Backup and Restore => Backup. After doing so, go back to main recovery menu.
Step 7: You need to do a full data wipe, select Wipe Data/Factory Reset => Yes. This process may take a few minutes so you need to wait a bit before it’s completed.
Step 8: You may now install CM 10.1 Android 4.2.1 Jelly Bean ROM: choose Install zip from SD Card => Choose zip from SD Card and browse through your internal memory’s root directory and select the CM 10.1 package. Wait until the installation is complete.
Step 9: Choose Install zip from SD Card => Choose zip from SD Card again but this time choose Google Apps package to install necessary Google applications.
Step 10: You may now reboot your device and wait until it’s fully active before you use it. Go back to main menu and select Reboot System Now.
Your device is now running CyanogenMod 10.1 based on Android 4.2.1 Jelly Bean ROM. Do let us know if this works for you.
[source: XDA Developers]